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Big Band Holidays

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Ring in the season with a night of swinging holiday favorites, New Orleans inflections and jazzy good cheer featuring the vocal stylings of special guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

Aurea Ensemble

AUREA ENSEMBLE
Of Nature Composed

This superb string quartet and performance ensemble explores the intersection of nature, science, the arts and humanities through America’s most eloquent voices on our natural world.

Aurea Crossings

AUREA ENSEMBLE
World Premiere! Crossings

Featuring pipa player Yang Wei of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart.

Aurea Ciurlionis

AUREA ENSEMBLE

Chromatic Fantasy: The World of Ciurlionis. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart explores the intense cross-pollination of art, poetry and music at the turn of the 20th century.

ASAP Symposium 2016

ASAP 2016 SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING THE NEXT STEPS

A day of workshops, community classes, discussion, design, lecture/demonstration, and art installations. In its fourth year, the ASaP Symposium explores holistic, artistic interventions for diverse populations. This year’s focus is on the power of design and the implementation of arts programming in the medical field. FREE REGISTRATION
Headshot of Heather Henson

Artist Up-Close Conversation Heather Henson

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with Heather Henson

Join FirstWorks for an Artist-Up Close conversation with Heather Henson, innovating contemporary puppeteer and daughter of puppet legend, Jim Henson.

Art in the Stars

ART IN THE STARS
FIRSTWORKS WINTER SHOWCASE & FUNDRAISER

Join us for an evening of cocktails, oysters, hors d’oeuvres, live music and entertainment to benefit FirstWorks Arts Learning educational programs for Rhode Island’s youth!
Cranston Street Armory silkscreen by Walker Mettling

Armory Animated by Art

ARMORY ANIMATED BY ART

Cranston St. Armory: Animated by Art uses the arts as a focal point to engage community stakeholders around envisioning a bright future and multiple creative uses for this historic site, built in 1907 in the heart of Providence’s West End neighborhood.

Angélique Kidjo Student Event

MUSIC AND CONVERSATION WITH ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Arts Learning Student Event

Tickets are free for RI public schools – space is limited and reservations are required. Contact Kathleen McAreavey to reserve: 401-868-1149

Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Remain in Light

Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, Remain In Light to the FirstWorks stage!
Tickets on sale November 19

American Rhapsody: A Gershwin Songbook

ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES
AMERICAN RHAPSODY:
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

A unique concert produced by the Gershwin Family Foundation celebrates iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century! Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS.

Ajijaak on Turtle Island

HEATHER HENSON PRESENTS
Ajijaak on Turtle Island

“An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family” (Broadway World)
from the daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson.

ADLI Winter Mini-Fest 2016

ADLI WINTER MINI-FEST 2016

American Dance Legacy Initiative invites all to participate in their annual Mini-Fest. Designed to build connections within the dance field and between the field and the general public, the event includes dance classes, workshops, presentations, performances, exhibits, and discussions.

2018-19 Season in Review

2018-19 SEASON IN REVIEW

FirstWorks brought an eclectic mix of dance, music, and theater to Rhode Island this past season, providing new experiences for arts connoisseurs and young students alike.